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  1. Thanks to everyone for their help.

    Finally got a all the parts and pieces and have them working in a "field trial configuration".

    Now I am concerned about the shutdown sequence when I go to a production installation.

    Do I turn off the power to the external server that only houses the HDDs connected with the SAS cable first and then the server where the actual motherboard and DrivePool is running or  the other way around or does it matter?

    I guess I'm concerned about "disconnecting" the HDDs in the external box and having some kind of data corruption. 

    Any advice would be helpful. Thanks, Ken

  2. Been using DrivePool and Scanner for about 2 years now in a big tower which holds 14 drives, all of them in one big pool.

    I'm getting close to filling these and thinking about going to another tower using an  LSI 9201-16e SAS HBA in IT Mode to connect to another cabinet housing additional drives. Does anyone have any experience with this configuration using DrivePool and Scanner?

    It would look something like this:

     LSI 9201-16e --->  External Mini SAS 26pin (SFF-8088) Male to Mini SAS 26 (SFF-8088) cable --->  Dual Ports Mini SAS SFF-8088 To SAS 36Pin SFF-8087 PCBA Female Adapter  ---> SAS 36Pin (SFF-8087) Male to 4 SATA 7Pin female Cable --->  SATA drive

    I'm not too concerned about the configuration working by itself but wonder about how DrivePool and Scanner will see those drives over the SAS connection. Can I just add them to the big pool I have in the main cabinet? Will Scanner work as well over that SAS connection?

    Thanks for any comments or suggestions.

  3. Been using DrivePool with Scanner for about 6 months now. I have 6 4GB disks installed  and about every 2 weeks I get a SMS message that looks like this:


    (StableBit Scanner)
    A disk is overheating:
    HGST HUS724040ALA640 ATA Device 46C (Maximum: 45.7ËšC)
    Model: HGST HUS724040ALA640
    Serial number: 2020202020204e50333134334350574a364e5335
    It is always the same disk, but the serial number I copied from the disk when I installed it (e.g. PCJWN65S) is nothing like the serial number I get from Scanner.
    What am I missing? Is the serial number from Scanner the "Direct I/O disk serial number" referred to here? If so how do I get it so I can map it to the serial number I wrote down from the disk.
    Really like both products this is the only mystery I have not solved so far.
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